"Island filled with children" Isla Bastimentos by eileenms

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Island of houses on stilts

Bastimentos is an island off of Bocas Del Toro. The only way to get there is in a small boat that the locals will carry you on for $2.00
when you arrive, you walk onto the land, passing the coastal houses on stilts
they have ONE SIDE WALK that runs parallel to the water for about 1/2 a mile. It ends at one side of the island and thats it.
I did not see more that one little store, where the locals can pick up some goods for the day.
What do they do there? sleep eat and fish I guess, cause theres not much going on. Oh yes, they play softball, there was a big softball court there.
The people of Bastimentos are Caribbean Black island folks, they speak a sort of pato, like one would hear in Jamaica. It is much different than bocas del toro.

walking passed the houses, we continued on a small footpath dirt road.
The land started to rise with breadfruits and banana farms. After walking for about 45 minutes, we finally reached a site for the eyes.
A camp on the north side of the island for surfers and many travelers.
Here the sea was wild that day, brown sugar sand, and blue skies.

Water houses

here is where the people live
right on the water, houses on stilts

  • Last visit to Isla Bastimentos: Mar 2007
  • Intro Written Oct 24, 2007
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